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Day makes cut for Wales World Cup squad

Bath Rugby lock Dominic Day is heading to the Rugby World Cup with Wales after head coach Warren Gatland named him in their 31-man squad.

The 30-year-old, who only made his Test debut earlier this month in a World Cup warm-up clash with Ireland, is one of five second-row options on the squad, with Wasps man Bradley Davies also among them.

Also included is Day’s new teammate at the Rec, Rhys Priestland – one of three fly-halves alongside Dan Biggar and Bristol youngster Matthew Morgan.

Northampton Saints winger George North, who won his 50th Welsh cap on Saturday, takes his place in the squad alongside Harlequins-bound centre – and fellow British & Irish Lion – Jamie Roberts.

Exeter Chiefs prop Tomas Francis makes the cut after impressing Gatland during the Welsh training camps and links up with former Bath man Paul James in the front row.

There is, however, no place for Gloucester Rugby back rower Ross Moriarty, who made his Test debut this month.

Wales kick off their World Cup campaign against Uruguay in Cardiff on September 20 but things will soon get tougher, with Fiji, England and Australia also in Pool A.
 
Wales World Cup squad:

Forwards: Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Paul James (Ospreys), Aaron Jarvis (Ospreys), Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Luke Charteris (Racing Metro), Bradley Davies (Wasps), Dominic Day (Bath Rugby), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Taulupe Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons), James King (Ospreys), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues)
 
Backs: Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Priestland (Bath Rugby), Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues), Jamie Roberts (Harlequins), Scott Williams (Scarlets), Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), Leigh Halfpenny (Toulon), Matthew Morgan (Bristol), George North (Northampton Saints), Liam Williams (Scarlets)

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